Being an institute of the faculty of economics and social science at the University of Fribourg/CH brings along two advantages for the VMI:

  • The proximity to adjacent disciplines promotes the scientific exchange of ideas within the faculty.
  • The access to a broad scientific network and national as well as international contacts in different disciplines.


The VMI defines itself as an economic and social scientific research institute that provides contributions to management theory and economics of the third sector. It is equally obliged to basic and applied research as well as university teaching and further education of nonprofit managers.